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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 02:07 PM
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wheel spacers vs. new wheels?

i priced 1" wheel spacers yesterday - $105 a pair!!!??? i may as well get new wheels with different offset, right? then i have a spare set of wheels, and i've STILL saved money. AR767's are only $39 a piece.

am i missing something? is there an advantage to spacers that makes them so expensive? if i can't find them cheaper, i'm just gonna keep my 30's on the stock wheels and put the new 31's on new wider-stance wheels. always wanted a set of highway tires anyway!

ok, i just needed to vent. wish me luck on my timing chain endeavor tonight! it should only be a 3-beer job.

'87 4-Runner, 31's, Downey headers & 2.5" cat-back, Flowmaster, 3" lift, and locked.
'87 SPAMurai, 30's, 2" lift, to be locked soon.
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Re: wheel spacers vs. new wheels?

The spacers don't really give any benefit over a larger offset wheel. I don't have anything to back it up, but I would say that going with the wheels is a better choice.

You might have to go through one of the Samurai shops to get the wheels with the offset you need though. The standard AR767's and Rock Crawlers are 3.5+ offset (not sure the exact amount). I picked up the black Rock Crawlers from Petroworks for $45 each plus $80 shipping (5 wheels and a skidplate).

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Re: wheel spacers vs. new wheels?

spacers are used when you have a set of rims you like that dont come in the correct offset

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